MEDIA RELEASE: LABOR COMMITS $8 MILLION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD, HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH AND DATA LAB IN LOGAN - 21 NOV 18

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP  
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
 
THE HON LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
SHADOW MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

MEMBER FOR BARTON
 
JIM CHALMERS MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCE
MEMBER FOR RANKIN
 
THE HON CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
 
 
 
LABOR COMMITS $8 MILLION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES RESEARCH AND DATA LAB IN LOGAN

The Logan region will have access to world-leading maternal health and community services thanks to an $8 million commitment from federal Labor for two new projects at Griffith University.
 
Labor will provide $5 million to build the new Griffith Centre for Strong Foundations a world-class research, teaching and health service at the Logan campus focussed on pregnancy, birth and the first two years of a child’s life.
 
We know how critical these formative years are for a child’s future development. 
 
Labor’s investment is about giving kids in the Logan region the very best start. 
 
Local parents and children will be able to access the most advanced services in maternal and child health all in one hub.  The hub will be located in a new facility being developed at Griffith’s Logan campus. The Centre will conduct health promotion, undertake research and teaching, and look at how to continually improve health services for families.
 
Labor’s will also invest $3 million to establish a new Regional Innovation Data Lab at the Griffith University Logan campus. This new cutting edge facility will use data from government and business to improve services and planning for the local community.
 
These investments will make Griffith University and Logan a national leader – working with communities and universities across Australia.
 
This will mean better evidence about what works in tackling disadvantage, collective impact programs, and improving outcomes for children.
 
The Regional Innovation Data Lab is backed by local and industry partners.
 
These projects will be funded through Labor’s University Future Fund.
 
WEDNESDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2018